When drivers get behind the wheel drunk, they immediately place everyone around them in danger. Incidents of drunk driving often lead to serious car accidents, including those that result in fatalities. Sadly, one of those fatal
drunk driving accidents occurred right here in Houston just days ago. According to ABC 13's Houston news station, a young woman was killed on Sept. 22 in an accident in the local area that was caused by a 24-year-old man who is believed to have been driving while drunk.
The man is reported to have crashed his car into three other vehicles after running a red light at the intersection the Southwest Freeway service road and Hillcroft, according to the article. The accident resulted in a female passenger in one of the vehicles dying at the scene. Three other people are reported to have received non-life-threatening injuries. The 24-year-old who ran the red light received criminal charges for the incident.
While the criminal justice system works to bring justice for crimes such as drunk driving, accident victims are oftentimes still left shortchanged. They are forced to suffer with medical expenses, lost wages, the costs of property damage and/or the extreme hardship that occurs (both emotional and financial) from the loss of a loved one. In cases such as these, it could be possible to seek compensation for these damages through a car accident claim or lawsuit. If a person has died in a drunk driving accident, his or her family members can file a wrongful death claim.
At Wyly & Cook, LLP, our Houston car accident attorneys are fully dedicated to helping victims obtain the compensation they rightfully deserve. Contact our firm so we can help you take action against the negligent person or entity that caused your injuries!